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Cat Makes History After Repatriation to the Philippines Amid Myanmar Political Turmoil

A cat owned by a Filipino migrant worker in Myanmar became the first pet to be repatriated to the Philippines when it joined the fifth government-funded repatriation flight amid the COVID-19 pandemic on May 29.

Plea for help: Karen Vinalay, an art director returning home due to the ongoing crisis in Myanmar, initially failed to get permission from the Philippine Embassy in Yangon, to bring along her short-haired cat, Jon Snow White, the Manila Bulletin reported.

Why Miss Myanmar 2020 Can’t Return Home to Her Country Yet

Miss Myanmar 2020 Thuzar Wint Lwin is unable to return to her country after reportedly earning the ire of the military junta that replaced her government.

Fearless Empress: Thuzar, 22, publicly spoke against the unrest in Myanmar, which began in February when the military seized control of the country, undoing a democratic election in which Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party won by a landslide.

Miss Singapore, Myanmar Use National Costumes to Highlight Racial Violence and Political Turmoil

Miss Universe

Miss Singapore and Miss Myanmar highlighted important social issues during the national costume segment of the 69th Miss Universe competition.

Racial hate: Miss Singapore candidate Bernadette Belle Ong wore the red and white colors of the Singaporean flag in a cape with the message “Stop Asian Hate” printed on the back during the show on Thursday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Florida.

Professor Rejects Exam Delay for Student Living in Myanmar During Coup


A mathematics and statistics professor at York University in Canada drew major criticism online for refusing to give a remote student caught in Myanmar’s military coup a deferral for their exam.

Screenshots of the email exchange posted on Twitter on March 18 show professor Emanoil Theodorescu berating a student after being asked for a deferral as Myanmar’s military announced a communication blackout during the civil unrest in the country, according to CBS News.

Aung San Suu Kyi Taken at Gunpoint in Early Morning in Military Coup in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s de facto civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior government officials were detained in military raids on Sunday, according to a party spokesperson.

A coup d’etat: Suu Kyi’s ruling party won a majority of the parliamentary seats — 396 out of 476 seats up for grabs — in November’s election, according to the Associated Press.